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scd March 28th, 2007 7:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Venom3384 (Post 4415444)
Yeah, that's true. But I don't know why Eragon didn't figure it out on his own. I figured it out as soon as Brom talked to Saphira...it was really obvious.

I think some of the things that are really obvious to us are really not obvious to others. I didn't figure out that Brom was a Rider until he told us.

Venom3384 March 28th, 2007 9:19 pm

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Originally Posted by scd (Post 4417392)
I think some of the things that are really obvious to us are really not obvious to others. I didn't figure out that Brom was a Rider until he told us.

Yeah, I suppose.

And I don't know about a millenium for Hrothgar's age because the fall of the Riders was only a 100 years ago and Galbatorix didn't defeat Rider's that were in a decline. The Riders were still very powerful/near (if not at) their apex when he defeated them. I think an easy 300 years could give him the age to witness all that.

scd March 28th, 2007 11:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Venom3384 (Post 4417808)
Yeah, I suppose.

And I don't know about a millenium for Hrothgar's age because the fall of the Riders was only a 100 years ago and Galbatorix didn't defeat Rider's that were in a decline. The Riders were still very powerful/near (if not at) their apex when he defeated them. I think an easy 300 years could give him the age to witness all that.

I agree with that age, I think he did say that he saw the riders at the hight of their power, does any one know how long the fall of the riders took?

dobby_rocks March 29th, 2007 12:13 am

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Originally Posted by mixedgurltuja27 (Post 4414583)
Does anyone know when the third book is expected to be released?

Random House recently did an article on Christopher /Trilogy and they said they expect the 3rd book out in 2008.

As far as who will be the next Dwarf King you would think it would be Orik. I donít think his age would matter. Arya's only 100 which is young for her kind, but if her mother died she would become Queen regardless of her age. Even Eragon could be up for Dwarf King since he has been adopted by them, though I doubt he would be voted for, he certainly could be nominated.

Venom3384 March 29th, 2007 12:30 am

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Originally Posted by dobby_rocks (Post 4418416)
Random House recently did an article on Christopher /Trilogy and they said they expect the 3rd book out in 2008.

As far as who will be the next Dwarf King you would think it would be Orik. I donít think his age would matter. Arya's only 100 which is young for her kind, but if her mother died she would become Queen regardless of her age. Even Eragon could be up for Dwarf King since he has been adopted by them, though I doubt he would be voted for, he certainly could be nominated.

I think they'd hate it if Eragon was nominated, they may do something like how they addressed Eragon's eligibility to lead the Varden and say, yeah, it's possible, but it would cause to many problems.
I see the dwarf kingship going two ways, either it's Orik or someone who will remove the dwarf support from the Varden (like the guy who threw his ring at Eragon) and cause a lot of problems.

RWeasleysgirl March 29th, 2007 2:39 am

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Yeah, those are the only possibilities I can think of. There must be significance to killing off Hrothgar.

jordmundt6 March 29th, 2007 4:01 am

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He's a wise, ancient, beloved and powerful ruler. He's also a stabilizing force in the Dwarf nation. About the difference between Dwarf monarchy and Elf monarchy. The Elf monarchy is hereditary, so Arya is next in line by blood (though someone could be selected if she were killed). The Dwarf monarchy is Polish--that is, it's an elective Monarchy. There are what, 13 tribes and elders from all the tribes get together to nominate a new king.

About Hrothgar's age--He was old enough to see men first arrive in Alagaesia, that's what, 500 years, minimum? Plus, didn't he say he saw the riders come to power flourish and then destroy themselves?

ETA--The release date for Book 3 has been changed to a projection for sometime in 2008. I guess we can stop waiting on pins and needles.:sigh:

scd March 29th, 2007 9:23 pm

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I'm sort of bummed that we have to wait that long for the next book.

jordmundt6 March 29th, 2007 10:04 pm

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Well, remember with Eldest they had the release date announced and then bumped it back an entire year. At least we aren't THAT wound up again.:D

RWeasleysgirl March 29th, 2007 10:14 pm

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The longer it takes the better it will be. We don’t want to rush CP and have a book half as good as it could have been! Besides, won’t the world be empty enough with Harry Potter over? Why does Inheritance have to end, too?

Venom3384 March 30th, 2007 6:54 am

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All good things come to an end. Something new will come along...maybe CP will write something new.

dreyesbo March 30th, 2007 1:36 pm

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I am, as you, a fan of the Eragon trilogy (I even have a website of it xD www.eragonmexico.com, in Spanish).

As I'm not sure to what the disscussion involves now, I'll just start saying that Brom is my favorite character, and shouldn't have died

leena March 30th, 2007 1:47 pm

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i agree Brom shouldn't have died

jordmundt6 March 30th, 2007 2:52 pm

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Brom's death, while tragic, was necessary to the plot and to Eragon's character development. He had to learn to rely on himself and on Saphira and not to lean on anyone as a crutch, which he would have done had Brom survived. It's also worth noting that his alliance with Nassuada might not have happened if Brom had survived the siege at Farthen Dur.

But isn't he planning another series set elsewhere in the world Alagaesia's continent occupies? It's not like JKR where the Potterverse is shutting down after the publication of Deathly Hallows.

elindor March 30th, 2007 4:20 pm

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Brom's death was prolly the best thing to happen to him after so much tension,sorrow and worry in his life.

jordmundt6 March 30th, 2007 4:37 pm

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I'm afraid I don't understand THAT comment. Brom's death made him even sadder and lonelier and made the future that much more uncertain. It didn't relieve the tension or the sadness, it added to it. Still, it was necessary and well-done.

Venom3384 March 30th, 2007 7:20 pm

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Originally Posted by jordmundt6 (Post 4422671)
I'm afraid I don't understand THAT comment. Brom's death made him even sadder and lonelier and made the future that much more uncertain. It didn't relieve the tension or the sadness, it added to it. Still, it was necessary and well-done.

I think he was talking about Brom's death relieved Brom's lonliness and tension...I think, perhaps, in the sense that there is an afterlife and Brom is reunited with his loves: Saphira and Selena...

And as for your earlier comment, I agree completely. Brom had to go.

dreyesbo March 30th, 2007 7:46 pm

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Yeah, he had to. The archetype is that the hero must complete his journey alone. Just as Harry...

iwantafirebolt7 March 30th, 2007 7:51 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by scd (Post 4417392)
I think some of the things that are really obvious to us are really not obvious to others. I didn't figure out that Brom was a Rider until he told us.

I disagree with this statement, because Brom always seemed so strange, knowing so much about the riders and all, that I just assumed from the beginning that he was a rider. That was why it was not a surprise to me when we found out about him. I just thought to myself, "could it have been anymore obvious?" But that is just me. I think i am a little too observant for my own good.

scd March 30th, 2007 8:46 pm

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Originally Posted by iwantafirebolt7 (Post 4423199)
I disagree with this statement, because Brom always seemed so strange, knowing so much about the riders and all, that I just assumed from the beginning that he was a rider. That was why it was not a surprise to me when we found out about him. I just thought to myself, "could it have been anymore obvious?" But that is just me. I think i am a little too observant for my own good.

It was obvious but some people won't notice this until after the fact, like I did, and I'm going off of my personal experience of that I didn't pick up on all of the hints that Brom was a Rider the first time I read Eragon.


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